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Influential NY Times Editor Derides Anti-Tax Protesters as 'Tea-Baggers'

New York Times Week in Review and Book Review editor Sam Tanenhaus, on Slate, useed a well-known lefty vulgarism: "Even today the right insists it is driven by ideas, even if the leading thinkers ...

ABC's Charlie Gibson in Chicago for 'Crushing' Olympic Defeat; 'Kick in the Pants' for Obama

World News host Charlie Gibson appeared bewildered on Friday as ABC broke into regular coverage to report the "stunning," crushing" news that Barack Obama had lost his bid to secure the 2016 ...

CBS Asks: Will Obama 'Bring Home Gold' in Olympic Bid?...Not Even a Bronze

On Friday's CBS Early Show, co-host Maggie Rodriguez speculated on the impact of President Obama's personal appeal for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Chicago: "President Obama arrives in ...

Williams Prompts Carter: What, In 'Your Wiring,' Has 'Set You Apart' from Other Presidents?

Just over two weeks after NBC's Brian Williams pushed former President Jimmy Carter's racism charge, Williams devoted more than two minutes of Thursday's NBC Nightly News to marking Carter's 85th ...

Chris Matthews: Joe Wilson 'Wrong' But Would Be 'Absurd' for Alan Grayson to Apologize

It would be "absurd" for Florida Rep. Alan Grayson (D) to apologize for insisting recently that Republicans stand behind a health care "holocaust," MSNBC's Chris Matthews argued on Thursday's ...

ABC's Claire Shipman Tosses Softballs to Jimmy Carter at 'Incredible' Presidential Library

ABC's Claire Shipman on Thursday fawned over Jimmy Carter, celebrated his 85th birthday and the "incredible" presidential library bearing his name. Offering few tough questions, the Good Morning ...

NY Times Print Edition Ignores Rep. Grayson's GOP Bashing, Holocaust Reference

The NY Times moralized over Rep. Joe Wilson's "disrespectful" outburst ("You lie!") during Obama's health care address to Congress. But when a Democrat said the GOP's health care plan was for ...

ABC's De Nies Prognosticates: Not 'a Dry Eye in the House' for Michelle Obama Speech

Good Morning America correspondent Yunji de Nies on Thursday touted White House talking points when she highlighted Michelle Obama's pitch for the 2016 Olympics to be in Chicago. De Nies parroted, ...

Brian Williams Highlights 'Incendiary' Attack on GOP by Dem Congressman

Uniquely among the broadcast network evening newscasts on Wednesday, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams gave attention to "incendiary" comments made by Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson of ...

NBC's Morales Gets Caught Up in Obama Olympic Charm Offensive

NBC's Natalie Morales, on Wednesday's Today, was bowled over by the First Couple's "tag-teaming" effort to lure the Olympics to their home city of Chicago. Reporting live from Copenhagen, Morales ...
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